Check Again

>> Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lunch was over and my husband, John, and I headed back to the parking lot. As we came within a few feet of my car, I noticed something wasn’t quite right. The license plate … it was a Boise number.

It wasn’t my car.

Two cars … same parking lot … same make and color … but oh so different. When I walked around to the right side of the Boise car, it was discolored from repair work after a wreck.

Definitely not my car.

But looks can be deceiving. You can be in a relationship with someone who gives off all the right signals, says all the right things, but they are just wearing a mask. When you get close enough, you discover the damage from a previous divorce.

Or maybe you think you’ve finally found the perfect job. A few months in, you begin to understand that you just didn’t ask the right questions. They expect things from you that require too much overtime, or maybe they put the pressure on for you to look the other way while some illegal activities take place.

Pastors are not immune to the mask wearing. Some churches place their pastor on a pedestal and he can do no wrong … as he leads his flock down a treacherous path. A combination of charisma and cunning can make it very difficult to see that something is just not right.

Before you climb in the wrong car, check again.

“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),” Ephesians 5:15 (AMP)


2 comments:

Anonymous,  June 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Joy, you are sooo right.

Bonnie

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